Twice Orphaned

Edited by Catherine Irwin

In 1942, the United States Army removed more than 110,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry. "Twice Orphaned" brings to light a little-known and long-neglected group within the inmate population.: children who were interned without families.

Nearly a hundred orphaned Japanese-American children lived in three coastal California institutions. Many of them were children whose parents had died or were unable to care for them. All of these children were interned in Manzanar wehre they entered a special part of the camp set aside as Children's Village. This book tells their story.